sunburn

verb
sun·​burn | \ ˈsən-ˌbərn How to pronounce sunburn (audio) \
sunburned\ ˈsən-​ˌbərnd How to pronounce sunburn (audio) \ or sunburnt\ ˈsən-​ˌbərnt How to pronounce sunburn (audio) \; sunburning

Definition of sunburn

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to burn or discolor by the sun

sunburn

noun

Definition of sunburn (Entry 2 of 2)

: inflammation of the skin caused by overexposure to ultraviolet radiation especially from sunlight

Examples of sunburn in a Sentence

Noun He has a bad sunburn. Use sunscreen to prevent sunburn.
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb As opposed to AHAs, BHAs are beta hydroxy acids, which are known to get deep into pores to remove dirt, and are typically used to soothe acne, redness and sunburn. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, 14 Sep. 2020 The guns provide a superficial measure, the report noted, that can vary if a person is sunburned or has just come in from outside. BostonGlobe.com, 19 May 2020 Light- or short-coated dogs can get sunburned, so ask your vet for recommendations on canine sunscreen because some human sunscreens are toxic if your pet licks them off. Arricca Sansone, Country Living, 12 Feb. 2019 There may be lingering pain, soreness, or sensitivity after a tattoo, which can feel similar to sunburn or a bruise. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, 2 Jan. 2019 Your eyes, like your skin, can get sunburned when they’re exposed to too much sunlight. Korin Miller, SELF, 1 Nov. 2018 The tanning ethos dates back to The early 1920s, when Coco Chanel inadvertently got sunburned on the French Riviera — or, some say, on a cruise near there. Alison Rose, Town & Country, 16 Dec. 2012 Cindie Allen-Stewart, of Mount Calm, shared her decades-old family secret on Facebook hoping to help some friends who, like her, are prone to sunburn despite using sunscreen. Jennifer Earl, Fox News, 3 July 2018 The child’s head, sunburned under the blond velvet, rested on the woman’s strong arm. Lauren Groff, The New Yorker, 9 July 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Truth be told, the delicate skin on our lips is one of the most susceptible to the elements — and anyone who's experienced the painful throbbing of a lip sunburn knows that reality far too well. Lindsay Colameo, Allure, 13 July 2021 Do dogs need sunscreen?:Yes, dogs can get a sunburn. Gabriela Miranda, USA TODAY, 4 July 2021 The large polyethylene sheets can knock down temperatures 10 to 15 degrees, as well as prevent sunburn on fruit. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 29 June 2021 This brand was founded by a former tennis player who developed a lightweight yet effective all over skin moisturizer to soothe sunburn. Bea Mcmonagle, Forbes, 28 June 2021 Opt for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with the symbols UVA and UVB on the label to protect your skin against cancer-causing rays and signs of aging, as well as sunburn. Jacqueline Kilikita, refinery29.com, 25 June 2021 To try and combat this sunburn possibility, some cars have special shades or other materials to cover the windows and try to reduce the power of the sun. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 18 June 2021 Toxic shock syndrome can cause flu-like symptoms such as a high fever, vomiting, diarrhea, a sunburn-like rash, muscle aches, and headaches. Lauren Gruber, SELF, 16 June 2021 Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, like ibuprofen, can relieve sunburn swelling and pain. Julie Washington, cleveland, 10 June 2021

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First Known Use of sunburn

Verb

1530, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Noun

1584, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sunburn

Verb

back-formation from sunburned, from sun + burned

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The first known use of sunburn was in 1530

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“Sunburn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sunburn. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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sunburn

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sunburn

: a condition in which your skin becomes sore and red from too much sunlight

sunburn

noun
sun·​burn | \ ˈsən-ˌbərn How to pronounce sunburn (audio) \

Kids Definition of sunburn

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a sore red state of the skin caused by too much sunlight

sunburn

verb
sunburned\ -​ˌbərnd \ or sunburnt\ -​ˌbərnt \; sunburning

Kids Definition of sunburn (Entry 2 of 2)

: to burn or discolor by exposure to the sun

sunburn

transitive verb
sun·​burn | \ -ˌbərn How to pronounce sunburn (audio) \
sunburned\ -​ˌbərnd How to pronounce sunburn (audio) \ or sunburnt\ -​ˌbərnt How to pronounce sunburn (audio) \; sunburning

Medical Definition of sunburn

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to affect with sunburn sunburned skin

sunburn

noun

Medical Definition of sunburn (Entry 2 of 2)

: inflammation of the skin caused by overexposure to ultraviolet radiation especially from sunlight

called also erythema solare

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